This piece of garbage wasted about 5 hours of my time! I admit that I didn’t fully read instructions, but damn! The drivers on HP’s OWN site didn’t work!
So, it’s an Intel Realtek ’97 driver and the real Realtek ’97 driver will reboot the computer! It’ll just keep rebooting it and fail every damn time you try to install it!
What I needed was Intel’s AC’97 driver! I found it here: http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?t=161428
You’ll need to do a force install on the driver as well. Do NOT allow Windows to detect it. Use the “Don’t search” option and install the driver yourself manually.